|aAt home with the gopher tortoise|bthe story of a keystone species|cMadeleine Dunphy ; illustrated by Michael Rothman.
|aStory of a keystone species.
|aBerkeley, Calif.|bWeb of Life Children's Books|c2011..
|a32 p.|bill. (chiefly col.), col. map|c23 x 26 cm.
|a"...is about the gopher tortoise and the more than 360 different kinds of animals that depend upon it for survival. From owls to rabbits to skunks to scorpions, many animals use gopher tortoise burrows for shelter, food, or a place to raise their young. In this fascinating tale of ecological interdependency, children learn that the fate of one species can affect the fate of many."--P. of cover.
Named an "Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12" by the National Science Teachers Association and Children's Book Council.At Home with the Gopher Tortoise: The Story of a Keystone Species teaches young readers about the gopher tortoise and the more than 360 different kinds of animals that depend on it for survival. From owls to rabbits, from skunks to scorpions, the gopher tortoise provides creatures with shelter, food, or a place to raise their young. In this fascinating tale of ecological interdependency, glorious illustrations reveal the gopher tortoise's world both below and above ground, showing children how the fate of one species is important to so many others.